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News of Venice, CA and Marina del Rey CA

“Homeless on the Westside” Forum, Tuesday

A public forum regarding “Homelessness on the Westside” will be held Tuesday from 7 to 9 pm at the Peace Center West, 3916 Sepulveda Blvd, Culver City 90230.

“Poverty, unemployment, mental illness and lack of affordable housing have boosted Los Angeles’ homeless population,” according to Miguel Cruz, chapter manager of ACLU of Southern California. “And many people remain homeless because they cannot access permanent supportive housing, medical care or benefits.”

“Homeless individuals forced to live in public spaces or in their cars, in neighborhoods where they are unwelcome, often face criminal penalties for engaging in necessary activities that are a direct result of their homeless status. Adding to the crisis is the lack of housing for L.A. County’s growing homeless veteran population, the largest in the US.”

RSVP on Eventbrite and join our own Heather Maria Johnson and Eve Garrow as well as partners L.A. Community Action Network and attorney Carol Sobel for this free and public discussion.

Comments (3)

  1. reta

    Hopefully, it is to inform, learn and help those who need it from those who should know …and I hear you.

  2. Jordan

    Is this event for teaching the public about homelessness issues, or is it an event for the homeless themselves to attend to receive social services?

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